Knowing Kenobi: The Hanged Man

Part 3 of 3. Our summer series on Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to a close with our finale episode all about Obi-Wan embodying the tarot card figure of “The Hanged Man.” What does that mean and how can we consider Obi-Wan as this figure? Caitlin and Charlotte discuss Kenobi as a spiritual figure, his personal tragedies, how he stands between the living and spiritual world, Obi-Wan as a sacrificial figure, comparisons to Ben Solo, and much more. Click here to download the episode directly!

Knowing Kenobi series artwork by Kara DJ, author and artist behind “Into a Larger World” fanzine. Follow her on Instagram and subscribe to her zine!

Works Cited:
The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler
The Making of Revenge of the Sith by JW Rinzler
Star Wars Archives 1 & 2 by Paul Duncan
Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover
The Clone Wars
Star Wars Rebels
Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno 
Labyrinthos Tarot Card Meanings
A.E. Waite’s Pictorial Key to the Tarot

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